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NHBS 1/I Vol. 1: General correspondence files.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-2003/1-NHBS 1/I Vol 1

Scope and Contents

These records form part of the Western Pacific Archives (MSS & Archives 2003/1).


  • 1907 - 1914


Conditions Governing Access

RESTRICTED. Access requires the permission of the Special Collections Manager.

Administrative History

The New Hebrides British Service was established under the Anglo-French New Hebrides Convention of 1906 which provided for joint rule of the New Hebrides by France and Great Britain. It formed part of the Western Pacific High Commission with a Resident Commissioner in Port Vila reporting to the High Commissioner, until the Commission ceased in 1978. The New Hebrides was renamed Vanuatu at independence in 1980.


11.8 metres (59 boxes)

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In off-site storage. Expect delay of 12-24 hours from time of order.

Using this inventory.

This inventory is based on one prepared by archivists in the 1970s when the Western Pacific Archives (WPA) were housed in Fiji. It is a detailed listing of this sub-group of the archives, and is the main means for locating material at the folder or item level.

The original correspondence registers and indexes (NHBS 1/II) are listed at the end of the inventroy for with NHBS 1/I Vol.3

Inventory of the New Hebrides British Service general correspondence files (NHBS 1/I Vol 1).
Western Pacific Archives
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Revision Statements

  • June 2018.: Finding aid generated from ArchivesSpace by Stephen Innes

Repository Details

Part of the Western Pacific Archives, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1010 New Zealand
+64 9 9238060